Awareness days and events calendar

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) supports a number of awareness events each year, particularly World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, and the annual Scams Awareness campaign.

For your own inspiration we have put together a calendar of awareness events for this year, which is attached to this page. You may wish to use the calendar to promote your message, events and activities. The majority of events on the calendar have links to websites for further information. The dates highlighted in green may be of particular interest for those who want to raise awareness about financial abuse and scams.

Safeguarding Adults Week

Safeguarding Adults Week from Monday 18 to Friday 22 November 2024 is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. Each day of the week will focus on a different safeguarding theme.

For Safeguarding Adults Week 2023, we joined with Derby Safeguarding Adults Board to deliver mental capacity training to colleagues. This was to support them to feel more confident in their practice. To support the sessions we launched the Derby and Derbyshire guidance to assessing mental capacity and making best interests decisions.

As part of Safeguarding Adults Week in 2022, we launched our managing someone else's money safely campaign. The campaign, which is in partnership with Age UK Derby and DerbyshireDerbyshire Carers Association and the Alzheimer's Society, is aimed primarily at unpaid carers

In 2021 we launched our Connect to Protect Campaign (#ConnecttoProtectDerbyshire) to encourage people to think about how they can connect with others – whether it is colleagues, friends, neighbours or family members – and ask how they are doing and whether they need any support.

Many people are facing new and difficult challenges due to the rising cost of living, so if you are a professional, we would encourage you to think about how to build your connections and links with agencies and networks in the safeguarding arena, so you can support an adult with care and support needs.  We have put together a cost of living advice and support webpage to provide you with the support and advice available in Derbyshire via our partner agencies and national organisations.

Cyber Awareness, Fraud and Scams webinar

Watch our Cyber Awareness, Fraud and Scams webinar.

Trauma Informed Practice webinar

Watch our trauma informed practice webinar.

Please note there was a technical issue with the sound for the Opening Doors: Trauma Informed Practice for the Workforce video played in the presentation at time marker 2 hours and 15 minutes.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which happens each year on 15 June. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

Due to COVID-19 we were not able to arrange our usual face-to-face community event, but that did not mean we had forgotten how important it is to keep focus on our message – there is no excuse for abuse.

In 2022 we lent our support by virtual methods via social media posts and published a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 newsletter with information about supporting unpaid family carers, predatory marriage, domestic violence and older people, and the Derbyshire Dementia Support Service.

We produced a video presentation with help from 2 Derbyshire care homes, Ada Belfield in Belper and Rowthorne in Swanwick, whose staff and residents feature. The residents and care home staff really help to bring to life the messages we are so keen to share about recognising and reporting abuse and neglect, and we are grateful for their involvement in the project. The presentation is also attached to this page.

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